I recently graduated from college with a degree in psychology and will be continuing my education this fall at Duke Divinity School as I pursue my Master of Divinity. I am a certified candidate for ordination [order of Elders] in the United Methodist Church with particular interests in preaching and counseling. I am passionate about worshiping and serving with God’s people in the church & continuing that worship & service outside of the church. In my free time I love to be anywhere in the mountains hiking and also love to run, read, and write. Writing is something I have had a deep love for since about the 4th grade and at age 22 now, it’s safe to say I have not stopped since. When I first created this blog in 2013 I did so as an outlet for myself, but it has since become part of the ministry to which I am called. I write about a variety of topics, but because Jesus is the foundation of my life, he is the foundation of this blog. I write about ministry and mental health because those are both near to my heart, but at the end of the day, whatever is on my mind & heart is what I share. Thank you for taking the time to read the words I write on here & I pray that you are able to find comfort, hope, peace, light, and all things positive through them – may all glory go to God.

                                  Grace & peace, Ashley O.


| “Christ has no body, no hands, no feet here on earth now but yours. – Teresa of Avila” |



7 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Ashley, as an older woman who is learning how to rely more deeply on God on a minute by minute basis, I am blessed and inspired by your experience in that. It took me so long to understand that the pain I lived in for so many years could be made into healing and good for myself and others because God can use anyone. I think of you on your journey and I am so grateful to be there with you. God bless you always.

  2. Lovely writing and enjoyed your writing on the Upper room. You look beautiful and healthy😇 and have a wonderful gift that you are sharing. Praising the Lord 😇

  3. God gives grace and when I diligently seek HIM, He is faithful and reveals more to me. For His faithfulness to me, I am so very grateful! I am also a recovering anorexic of 50 some-odd years. My goal is to keep connected to God’s people and to Christ as a disciple. My compulsive behaviors keep me aware of my GREAT NEED for God’s Rest and Peace. (Isaiah 30:15). Thank you for sharing a part of yourself and your journey with our Father and great God! mj

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